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Ben J. Bogardus

Assistant Professor of Journalism

BA, Johns Hopkins University; MA, University of Virginia; MS, Syracuse University


JRN 498

Journalism Capstone - Fall 2019

JRN 263

Broadcast News Writing - Fall 2019

JRN 450

Senior Seminar - Fall 2019



Phone Number

(203) 582-3417

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Office Location

Center for Comm.&Engineer #268


Ben Bogardus has been an assistant professor in the journalism department at Quinnipiac University since August 2010. He specializes in teaching media and broadcast news writing, TV reporting, and TV newscast producing. Before entering academics, he was the 5pm newscast producer at WJLA, the ABC affiliate for Washington, D.C. While in Washington, he won an Emmy, regional Edward R. Murrow, and two Associated Press awards for "Best Newscast." He also shared in a national Murrow award for "Best Breaking News" for his work in the control room during the station's coverage of the June 2009 deadly Metro train collision. Bogardus also has newscast producing experience in Jacksonville, Florida, Hartford, Connecticut, and Houston, Texas. During his career, he's produced coverage of six hurricanes (including Katrina), three paralyzing blizzards, the 2005 Super Bowl, the 2009 Presidential inauguration, live coverage of President Reagan's funeral and countless other breaking news events.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

JRN 160: Introduction to Media Writing JRN 263: Broadcast News Writing JRN 291: Reporting for TV JRN 311: Advanced Reporting for TV JRN 300: Newscast Producing for Radio and TV JRN 496: Producing and Presenting the News (AKA: The QNN Newscast) JRN 524: Broadcast Journalism (Graduate-level) JRN 590: Newsroom Clinical (Graduate-level)

Work Experience

5pm Newscast Producer: WJLA (ABC) Washington, D.C. Weekend Evening / Midday Newscast Producer: KPRC (NBC) Houston, TX 6:30pm Newscast Producer: WJXT (IND) Jacksonville, FL Freelance / Fill-in newscast producer: WFSB (CBS) Rocky Hill, CT

Honors & Awards

2009 National Edward R. Murrow Award: Best Breaking News Coverage 2009 Chesapeake Associated Press Award: Best Newscast for ABC 7 News at 5 2008 Capital Emmy Award: Best Newscast for ABC 7 News at 5 2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award: Best Newscast for ABC 7 News at 5, Best Breaking News Coverage 2008 Chesapeake Associated Press Award: Best Newscast for ABC 7 News at 5 Bradley Fellowship, University of Virginia (1999-2001)

Significant Administrative Duties

2013-2014: Interim journalism department Chair

Educational Background

MS, Broadcast Journalism, Syracuse University MA, American Government, The University of Virginia BA, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University